This weekend I was sick. John was out of town. The AC was out. I decided to have myself an art, organizational and healing retreat. Friday night I was running a fever and I get a little delirious...and in this state of confusion is when I think I thought of this whole idea...so sometime around 2am I woke up and set up a bunch of 'stations' for myself. I even made a 'to-do' list for myself.
Do yourself a favor. Don't ever make a to-do list for yourself at 2am when you are running a fever.
Anyway, I stay up til about 3-3:30am and then went back to 'sleep'. I don't think I really slept, but my eyes were closed so I will count it.
Some time around 6am I woke up...because that is just what I do. My name is Jenny and I wake up early. Nice to meet you. After a workout and a some new meds I started tackling the items on the 'to do' list I created for myself...finishing three stained glass-inspired paintings I had started in 2010...painting many, many canvases in assorted sizes and also some plaques in a light pink...painting some mannequin torsos...working on my 2013 inventory...taking a break to draw for a bit...and finally, creating my daily piece. I worked in rotations, spending about an hour on each task and then switching and mixing in some naps in there as well. I was in bed by midnight. Feeling a little more normal.
This morning, up early again. My eyes were really sore, very fatigued but my sinuses felt a little better and no fever. I'll take it.
I mainly worked on 2013 inventory, another self-imposed task that I put upon myself and then obsess over until it is finished. While I was working on September 2013, my series inspired by music, I had the idea that it would be cool to have all the songs that I referenced in one location, in case anyone (me) wanted to listen to them as a group.
So...I made a playlist and added to the September 2013 section on my 'Recent Works' page... you can click on the image below and listen to them if you would like. The link goes directly to my September 2013 works and the link is there in the top of the post. So...ummm...enjoy!
(Update: Right now I am up to November 2013 on the inventory and I think I need to stop and take a nap. I am accepting the fact that I will not be able to complete everything on the stupid list and I am trying to be okay with that....zzzzzzz)
...just a gal trying to get this art out of my soul to share with the world on a DAILY basis...no big deal...check out my ramblings!-JLG